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Archaeological Museum

Of particular interest to the visitor is the Naxos Archaeological Museum, housed in the old School of Commerce building where Catholic monks gave instruction and for a time the great Greek writer Nikos Kazantzakis was a student. The building dates from the period of Frankish rule.


Copper sword from the First Cycladic Period (2800 - 2300 B.C.)

Prominence is given among the exhibits to what is known as the Cycladic Collection, containing marble vessels with incised spiral patterns, earthenware pots with finely developed decoration and designs, tools made of wood, stone and copper, representations engraved on marble slabs, funeral gifts and Cycladic statuettes which are famous for their simplicity of expression.


Clay decorated vase from the First Cycladic Period (first half of the 3rd millenium B.C.)

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